Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003. Materials include general correspondence, and materials created and maintained by Ellen Myette, Operations Administrator, concerning the American Association of Museums Registrars' Council and collection management issues at the Renwick and the Smithsonian.
Descriptive Entry These records primarily document the operation of the Department of Botany under Head Curators Ellsworth Paine Killip, 1947-1950, and Jason Richard Swallen, 1950-1964, and Chairmen William L. Stern, 1965-1967, Mason E. Hale, Jr., 1967-1970, Edward S. Ayensu, Dieter C. Wasshausen, Mark M. Littler, and Laurence E. Skog. Records created prior to the formation of the Department of Botany in 1947 are those of its predecessor, the Division of Plants. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence with United States and foreign botanists, curators of museums and herbaria, Smithsonian staff, and botanical collectors concerning the identification, acquisition, loan, and exchange of specimens; research and publications; professional affairs; and administrative matters. Also included are administrative and program files concerning collection management, exhibitions, space and facilities, budget and fiscal matters, grant proposals, and departmental reviews; correspondence ... Read More
The committee held regular meetings (usually three per year) with the Preservation Specialist to review recent activities and projected plans and to advise on issues to be considered in the future. It also acted to increase general public and institutional awareness of conservation and preservation issues and resources. Meetings are documented by agendas and minutes comprising this series. Also included are bylaws, lists of committee members, and special reports. The committee ceased to meet in 2010
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records which document the official functions of the Office of the Assistant Provost for Arts and Humanities (OAP-A/H) and its predecessors from 1989 through 1995, although the bulk of the records date from 1993 to 1995. They consist mostly of memoranda, correspondence, and reports generated both within and outside of the Institution, which reflect the operations of bureaus and offices over which the Assistant Provost had oversight. The records also document Smithsonian-wide issues and initiatives that the Assistant Provost was involved with or had interest in. In addition, the OAP-A/H administered the Special Exhibition Fund (SEF), which was established in October 1984 to fund significant exhibitions beyond the normal financial capabilities of Smithsonian Institution (SI) bureaus. These records include SEF application files for fiscal years 1993-1995, which contain funding proposals, reviewer ratings and comments, internal memoranda and ... Read More
Descriptive Entry These records for the most part date from 1960, when Ann S. Campbell became Supervisory Management Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration. These records include correspondence, organization charts, project reports, audit reports, directives (with background information), various task force minutes, MAO internal records, and informational files, reflecting the Office's role as a clearinghouse for Smithsonian administrative activities, policy surveys, and changes. Pre-1960 records include correspondence of John Enos Graf and John L. Keddy, Assistant Secretaries of the Smithsonian. Of importance is the Keddy survey of United States National Museum collection management activity, 1953.
This collection contains organizational records, 1896-1955, created by the Edgartown and Tisbury, Massachusetts, chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D. A. R.), as well as, pamphlets, publications and primary source documents, 1756-1921, collected by the Sea Coast Defence Chapter, D. A. R. Museum.